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Wee Army-Man Comics (Snipers finished on page3 )

McGibsMcGibs Registered User regular
edited December 2008 in Artist's Corner
Hi ho. Here's a bunch of new comics Ive had to do for school. Trying some more cartoony stuff for ease of production.

panel size was restricted on this one. Had to fit "do as I say, not as I do" into the concept somehow.
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2nd one hot off the press. Had to have some kind of multiple narration, and one of the narrators had to be an aspect of the environment.
I'll be fucking glad when we can stop following these stupid little restrictions. They're very... restricting.
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  • NakedZerglingNakedZergling A more apocalyptic post apocalypse Portland OregonRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    well god damn. I love it! I could read this stuff for days. I love the style, narration. Maybe you felt it was too restrictive, but it works man...it really really does.

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  • srsizzysrsizzy Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Wow...that's really depressing.

    BRO LET ME GET REAL WITH YOU AND SAY THAT MY FINGERS ARE PREPPED AND HOT LIKE THE SURFACE OF THE SUN TO BRING RADICAL BEATS SO SMOOTH THE SHIT WILL BE MEDICINAL-GRADE TRIPNASTY MAKING ALL BRAINWAVES ROLL ON THE SURFACE OF A BALLS-FEISTY NEURAL RAINBOW CRACKA-LACKIN' YOUR PERCEPTION OF THE HERE-NOW SPACE-TIME SITUATION THAT ALL OF LIFE BE JAMMED UP IN THROUGH THE UNIVERSAL FLOW BEATS
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  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Fucking hell McGibs....your narration is top notch, pacing, everything, it's beautiful mate, top marks.

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  • MagicToasterMagicToaster Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I love the panel where the guy is shooting his gun at the statue. Good job.

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  • KealohaKealoha Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    that made me tear up. good stuff.

    !! ! ! !!
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  • earthwormadamearthwormadam Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Not your typical project, but you pulled it off. I'd really like you to do stuff like this more often, cartoony but still gritty I mean.

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  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    ugh that's like super depressing
    art is awesome as always gibso
    i want you to do more with the dude who draws the friends on his helmet!

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  • TamTam Le Buggeur Risible Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Funny how you can see something like the first one coming and it still gets you.

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  • 8-BitRocker8-BitRocker Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Awesome. Keep up the good work.

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  • srsizzysrsizzy Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    You know, you use textures REALLY well. Like, it adds a lot. Is there a strategy to what and where you use them and such? It seems like you've got multiple different pavements, splatters, and paint strokes going on there.

    BRO LET ME GET REAL WITH YOU AND SAY THAT MY FINGERS ARE PREPPED AND HOT LIKE THE SURFACE OF THE SUN TO BRING RADICAL BEATS SO SMOOTH THE SHIT WILL BE MEDICINAL-GRADE TRIPNASTY MAKING ALL BRAINWAVES ROLL ON THE SURFACE OF A BALLS-FEISTY NEURAL RAINBOW CRACKA-LACKIN' YOUR PERCEPTION OF THE HERE-NOW SPACE-TIME SITUATION THAT ALL OF LIFE BE JAMMED UP IN THROUGH THE UNIVERSAL FLOW BEATS
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  • McGibsMcGibs Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Thanks for the comments guys.

    The textures are all just splatter textures from http://cgtextures.com/. Only stragagy I used is pretty simple using shot spatters on things like the nuke and gunshot, and just different colour variations and whatnot for different panels (green for the puke one, red for when hes bleeding etc etc)

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  • fightinfilipinofightinfilipino omfg Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    the comic-like (but high quality) art contrasted with the depressing (but well paced and written) dialogue is throwing me off somewhat.


    i like it.

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  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    gibs
    listen to me
    guy drawing the friends on his helmet

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  • GrennGrenn Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Awesome, I like these a lot. And kudos for thinking of a great way to fulfil the brief!

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  • NibCromNibCrom Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    McGibs, these look really cool.

    The angle of the comics never seem to change. Everything is drawn from one angle. The close-ups help, but maybe a little more variety in the in drawings would help (which I know you're capable of). Just a thought!

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  • McGibsMcGibs Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    The set camera angle was intentional. One, for ease of production, and Two, I wanted to go for sort of a side-scroller video game feel ala Metal Slug.

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  • TamTam Le Buggeur Risible Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Gibs, on that first one, is he sad because he just realized widowed and orphaned a man whose name he knows now or that he actually already knew the guy?

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  • McGibsMcGibs Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    hes not really sad. He just got served for being a hypocrite.

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  • CyberMonkeytron3000CyberMonkeytron3000 Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    These are simply fantastic gibs <3 <3

    I am a little confused with the 2nd panel of the second comic. Did he fall out of the car because of the crash? Or did he fall out after sitting in the crash vehicle for a while? It just seems a little awkward as the fall doesn't have any momentium. I just stands out to me because the rest of the panels and the storytelling is great.

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  • bombardierbombardier mr. mully Vancouver, BCModerator mod
    edited October 2008
    Seems to me that he lost control during the initial blast, crashed, and was knocked out and is now just regaining consciousness after long exposure.

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  • MykonosMykonos Registered User
    edited October 2008
    i love the texture you used. Gives it a nice gritty feel to it.

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  • firegolemfiregolem Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Really nice style.

    You going with that name tho? I had preconceptions starting out

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  • super...super... __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2008
    dude that was really high quality stuff, where is your book i will buy it

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  • McGibsMcGibs Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Seems to me that he lost control during the initial blast, crashed, and was knocked out and is now just regaining consciousness after long exposure.

    yeah, that.

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  • TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Yay! McGibs is back!

    Love the stuff, keep it coming.

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  • freelancerbobfreelancerbob UKRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    My, that was fine.

    More please.

    What is this thing that is happening here.
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  • super...super... __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2008
    DUDE! i just had an idea! i want you to draw Sam the schwimwagon. think Thomas the tank engine but he is a schwimwagon instead.

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  • McGibsMcGibs Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Siegfried the schwimmenwagen.
    50% crappy boat, 50% crappy car, 100% fun!

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  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Well, damn.

    If that's just not the best thing.

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  • super...super... __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2008
    McGibs wrote: »
    Siegfried the schwimmenwagen.
    50% crappy boat, 50% crappy car, 100% fun!

    LOVE it! now make it happen!

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  • D-RobeD-Robe Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    McGibs wrote: »
    Siegfried the schwimmenwagen.
    50% crappy boat, 50% crappy car, 100% fun!

    That really would be badass.

    Cheese.
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  • kevin_kevin_ Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Holy shit,

    Those were awesome.

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  • McGibsMcGibs Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Here's the lines for a new one, finished version to come tomorrow.
    This is another school assignment. We had to focus on "memory triggers" or somesuch.

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  • RubberACRubberAC Sidney BC!Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Ha ha!

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  • winter_combat_knightwinter_combat_knight Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Cool dude! Can't wait to see it finished.

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Reminds me very much of All Quiet on the Western front.

    That is never a bad thing.

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  • TamTam Le Buggeur Risible Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Jolly morbid.

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  • MrDelishMrDelish Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    super... wrote: »
    dude that was really high quality stuff, where is your book i will buy it

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  • LoomdunLoomdun Registered User
    edited November 2008
    great style keep at it, the only thing I've noticed was the arms on the boy seem off. His left arm is rediculously meaty.

    Edit: except you seem to have a constant Meaty arm style on everything you portray, so it could just be the style itself. Although if it is that may be a unhealthy thing going on.

    Edit again: Also i'm curious on the girl, on the first part of the sniper, did you draw a Jester first before applying the grass/ect to the top? It feels very strange because of where the legs stick out and where the body sticks out along with the angle of the entire person itself.

    splat
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  • Asamof the HorribleAsamof the Horrible Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    made me :(

    it's great though

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